Gardening was H. F. du Pont’s first love. He experimented with thousands of plants, refining the color combinations that are the essence of the Winterthur Garden in Delaware. Winterthur’s naturalistic garden is a masterpiece of color and design and is surrounded by nearly 1,000 acres of meadows, farmland, and waterways. We didn’t experience the blooming colors during our visit as the flowering season had ended.
Alexander County in North Carolina is almost rural farmland and has many old farm structures. Here is an old barn that almost looks like soon-to-be firewood, very similar to what is stored there under an awning.
Rural North Carolina farmland in Spring